Hermosa means “Beautiful
” in Spanish, and this gray sand beach is everything the name promises. A gently curving beach stretching two kilometers, Playa Hermosa is surrounded by tropical forests, and ridges of volcanic rock
. Only seven kilometers north of Playa del Coco
and nestled between two mountains, the available accommodations, villa rentals and vacation rentals will make this feel like a tropical paradise.
The town runs north to south along the quiet gray sand beach and luxurious villas, condo rentals and other great accommodations invite you to relax and enjoy the laid back lifestyle. To enjoy the great beach and warm weather sun screen and a blanket are a must, while the sparkling waters make swimming a pleasant past-time. Renowned for its amazing marine fauna, tourists can snorkel, scuba dive or spend the day sports fishing
. The town itself offers a wonderful choice of food, bars and shopping. It is a twenty minute drive from Liberia’s International Airport, and a five hour drive from San Jose
along the Inter-American Highway.
With new developments and vacation rentals springing up all the time, condo rental, villa rentals and other accommodation offer spacious, comfortable lodging. After a day of catamaran sailing, kayaking, riding horses on the beach
or shopping for souvenirs, your vacation rental, condo rental or villa rental will seem like home. A walk along the deserted beach under a tropical night sky is the perfect way to cap off an evening of wonderful food at one of Hermosa Beach's
many restaurants or a stop at one of the local watering holes.
Playa Hermosa offers horseback tours throughout the local area as well as trips to the nearby mangrove swamp. There are day trips to the Arenal Volcano and a chance to relax in the adjacent hot springs
. About two hours from the nearest National Park, there are a number of National Parks just a short traveling distance from Playa Hermosa, providing a view of the various wildlife and a way to experience some of Costa Rica's
many diverse ecosystems. With warm water, and tropical weather all year long
, Playa Hermosa is the perfect laid back family destination, offering a convenient vacation rental, villa rental and other great family holiday home rentals.